November 14-20, 1951
The North Carolina Municipal Board of Control has approved the incorporation of Spray into a municipality and ordered an election of a mayor and five town commissioners be held Dec. 15.
The new town limits begin at the intersection of the Spray Sanitary District with the Leaksville city limits and include most of an industrial area between Leaksville and Draper. But a large subdivision between Spray and Draper is excluded. The municipality has a population estimated at over 5,000.
C.E. Hubbard Jr., a leader of the incorporation movement, has indicated he will run for mayor.
Allen H. Gwyn of Reidsville, a Superior Court judge for 12 years and a state senator and solicitor before that, announced he will run for associate justice of the state Supreme Court. ... The city of Leaksville has hired a consulting engineer to provide it with an estimate of the cost of improving and expanding the city's water and sewer systems. Once it has estimates at hand, the city is expected to schedule a bond referendum.
Thirty-four Rockingham County men have failed to return questionaires from the county Selective Service Board and could be designated as delinquents unless they respond in the coming week. ... The North Carolina-Virginia Conference of the Congregational Christian Church, meeting at First Congregational Christian Church in Reidsville, went on record as opposing the appointment of retired Gen. Mark Clark as ambassador to The Vatican. The 250 ministers and laymen attending the meeting are opposed to any U.S. envoy to the Vatican, seeing this as a violation of the doctrine of separation of church and state.
The Reidsville High Golden Lions raced past Mineral Springs 18-0 to take the Western Class AA football championship. Boyd Hooper scored all three Reidsville touchdowns on quarterback sneaks. ... When Madison High defeated Stoneville 27-14, it brought to an end four years as starters for a trio of Madison players - quarterback Billy Reynolds, halfback Leon Tucker and fullback Lee Anglin. All three players also star in basketball and baseball for Madison.
At the grocery: Sugar, 5-pound bag, 43 cents.
Take a picture: Flash camera outfit, $7.87